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Bannockburn; battle for liberty.


Bannockburn; battle for liberty.

Sadler, John.

Pen and Sword


174 pages




The Scottish victory in the decisive Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 meant that Scotland would not simply become an appendage to England but would remain a free and independent state. This account focuses on the traditional enmity between the two kingdoms, and compares the rival armies and their differing styles of combat. In particular, the author explains how the Scottish spearmen were able to defeat the English mounted knights and men at arms. B&w maps and photos of artifacts, castles, and battlefields are included. Sadler manages the Heritage Center for North Tynedale, and lectures at the University of Sunderland Center for Lifelong Learning. He has written numerous books on Scottish military history. The book is distributed in the US by Casemate.

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